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Giacomo Fiore

Heitor Villa-Lobos Five Preludes (1940)Toru Takemitsu All in Twilight (1988)Lou Harrison Scenes from Nek Chand, for just-intonation resophonic guitar (2002)Peter Maxwell Davies Hill Runes (1981)Leo Brouwer The Black Decameron (1981)Benjamin Britten Nocturnal After John Dowland (1963)Although not immediately apparent, the guitar plays roles in most strands of twentieth-century art and popular music—solo and in ensemble, from Stravinsky to Terry Riley and from the Beatles to Andres Segovia. Italian guitarist Giacomo Fiore would like to invite you to follow one of the many threads running along the instrument’s recent history, and crossing over musical languages as well as cultures. The program will feature works by Britten, Brouwer, Davies, Harrison, Takemitsu and Villa-Lobos, all inspired by popular traditions across the world. For more information please visit

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.